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CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

Ahead of Forge’s victory over Cavalry in the CPL Finals, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Johan Albert. Having spent over 2 decades coaching in France, he brought some interesting insight to the Hamilton-based side, and he shared some of that with us here.  It’s a position with demands unlike any other.  Visually, they stand out right away. Dressed in a different kit than their 10 … Continue reading CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

Editors Note: The stats that were collected were as of August 26th, which means the Vancouver Whitecaps match vs the Montreal Impact on the 28th was not counted, so it is not mentioned in the piece, nor is it added to the stats.  What started out as a look at trying to figure out how good Maxime Crepeau has been for the Whitecaps this season, … Continue reading Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

Tosaint Ricketts ready to bring steady hand to Caps 

The striker’s role is yet to be defined in this Vancouver squad, but his experience should prove to be valuable.  The Vancouver Whitecaps signed Canadian International Tosaint Ricketts last week, bringing in an experienced forward to a front line that has struggled to score goals all season long. While he is not expected to be a huge saviour for a team who’s goalscoring problems run … Continue reading Tosaint Ricketts ready to bring steady hand to Caps 

Post-Match Review #22– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Bou! Came the Lightning

The Caps were scared off by Bou, but this time it was not a ghost but instead a high-priced DP by the name of Gustavo Bou that put them to the sword on a lightning-filled, rainy day in New England. After a tough day of travel on Monday, the Vancouver Whitecaps made it to New England, Massachusetts alright, where they faced the surging New England … Continue reading Post-Match Review #22– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Bou! Came the Lightning

Caps Talk – The Fallacy of the 3-5-2: Was the 4-3-3 Better Than we Thought?

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been running with a 3-5-2 formation as of late, joining the list of many modern teams that are embracing the 3 defender formation that was popularized by Antonio Conte’s great Juventus team of the early 2010s. It’s a great formation, as it allows for great flexibility both in attack and in defence, but it requires the right players and a lot … Continue reading Caps Talk – The Fallacy of the 3-5-2: Was the 4-3-3 Better Than we Thought?

Wayback Wednesday: Pedro Morales Signs in Vancouver

While it is more Throwback Thursday than Wayback Wednesday this week, here is another edition of our column where we take a look back at transactions made by the Vancouver Whitecaps, and thanks to the beauty of hindsight, we get to analyze them. Prior editions can be found here, with a special Canadian edition we did here.  In this edition, in honour of the MLS … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Pedro Morales Signs in Vancouver

Wayback Wednesday: Octavio Rivero Comes to Vancouver

When Pedro Morales stood over the ball in the 96th minute of the 2015 clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Orlando City SC, there was excitement amongst supporters, as it was a great chance to provide a deadly final action in a 0-0 game. With Vancouver being known as a solid set-piece team under coach Carl Robinson, and Morales being well-recognized for his juicy deliveries, … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Octavio Rivero Comes to Vancouver

2019 Match Preview #16: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC: Battle of the North

After a key victory last week over Dallas, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to continue their strong run of form as they take on cross-country rivals Toronto FC in a big clash at BC Place. With points in 6 of their last 7 matches, and 7 of the last 9, the Caps come into this one flying high after a slower start to their season. Standing … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #16: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC: Battle of the North

What’s Up Whitecaps: Episode 7

On the latest episode of What’s Up Whitecaps, Ben and Tom take a look at the match that was last Friday against the LA Galaxy, give an update on Canada Soccer as their grouping for the Gold Cup was announced, give the weekly academy and injury update, and last but not least interview Whitecaps PA announcer Don Andrews. It’s an entertaining show, so if you … Continue reading What’s Up Whitecaps: Episode 7